The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BRISTOL BAY (WTGB-102) is the second of the U.S. Coast Guard's 140 foot icebreaking tugs, and one of two Bay class cutters that work in conjunction with a special barge. Designed by U.S. Coast Guard engineers, the CGC BRISTOL BAY's primary responsibility is opening and maintaining icebound shipping lanes in the Great Lakes. The BRISTOL BAY also performs missions such as search and rescue, marine environmental protection, law enforcement, and port security and safety.


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